PDE provides templates ranging in complexity and function for the platform's more popular extension points. Each template results in the generation of a fully-functional plug-in.

The list of templates that you see on this wizard page varies depending on the choices you made on the Plug-in Structure and Plug-in Content wizard pages:

  1. Java vs. simple project
  2. UI vs. headless
  3. Rich client application vs. regular plug-in

Plug-in Templates

Templates are customizable. For instance, the Plug-in with an editor template allows you to customize the XML editor name, class name, etc.

Customize Template

Contributing Templates

To contribute templates to the New Plug-in Project creation wizard, refer to the org.eclipse.pde.ui.pluginContent extension point.